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Karen Gombault

Karen Gombault was recently promoted as co-CEO of PRS IN VIVO Group, based in Paris, France.

She has 25+ years of experience in the market research industry, building, managing, and growing in-depth relationships with global clients, and driving business units to growth.

Though Gombault is American, she has lived in Paris the past 27 years. She began her career at Research International, before moving on to Socioscan where she was part owner, and eventually sold to Synovate, where she led the Consumer Goods business in France. She joined Ipsos Marketing in 2010, where she implemented a global strategy that resulted in a 15% growth in profitability within an 18-month timespan. She rose to Chief Client Director in 2014, leading one of the firm’s largest global accounts across 30 countries. She was elevated to Client Activation Leader in the EMEA and APAC regions last year in 2019 before moving to PRS InVivo in 2020 leading Europe.

She is passionate about healthy living, has run the Paris and NYC marathons, regularly does yoga and is learning golf.